'Supercomputer' predicts Chelsea's season's finish

The Premier League season has just two games left but the race for the top four place is very much still on as all three of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United still in with a chance of claiming fourth spot.

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The Blues currently lead the charge to claim a Champions League place after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United on the weekend kept them in the top four on 68 points.

That's two points above Arsenal and three ahead of Manchester United with just two games left to play this season.

Chelsea face Watford on Sunday before a final day trip to Leicester City, while Arsenal have Brighton at home before heading off to Burnley for the last game of the campaign with United taking on Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City.


It is by no means over, but the statisticians at FiveThirtyEight have ran their data model over the final two fixtures and have predicted that it will in fact be Chelsea who will claim a Champions League spot next season with a 73 per cent chance of finishing in the top four.

Arsenal are given just a 26 per cent chance of nabbing the spot off Chelsea while they think United's chances are all but done for, giving them a measly six per cent hope of playing with Europe's elite once more next season.

That said, both Chelsea and Arsenal have an alternative method of entry into the Champions League next season.


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Both are in Europe League semi final action this week as the Blues take on Eintracht Frankfurt and the Gunners play Valencia with both looking to progress to the final in Baku.


Winning the final also hands them a spot in the Champions League next season, with FiveThirtyEight giving Chelsea a 39 per cent chance of winning the final, while Arsenal are handed a 21 per cent chance.

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